Headlines for Tuesday, September 1, 2009

  • Richard Shapiro

    Shapiro Issues Apology Over Keying Incident

    Former California Horse Racing Board chairman Richard Shapiro, who pled "no contest" Aug. 18 to a misdemeanor charge of vandalism for "keying" the car of racehorse owner Jerry Jamgotchian, issued a written apology Aug. 31.

  • Paterson Authorizes NYCOTB Reorganization

    New York Gov. David A. Paterson on Sept. 1 signed Executive Order No. 27, authorizing the New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation (NYCOTB) to file a petition for reorganization under Chapter 9 of the federal bankruptcy code. The governor issued the order after it was determined that NYCOTB requires major restructuring to regain solvency. Paterson has directed the NYCOTB board of directors, led by Chairman Meyer "Sandy" Frucher, to provide the governor's office with a restructuring plan within two months, which likely will include a Chapter 9 filing for NYCOTB.

  • "SEE RACHEL RUN" promotional flyer from NYRA.

    'Rachel' Poised to Make History in Woodward

    With her scheduled start against older males in the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) Saturday, Sept. 5, Rachel Alexandra is taking a path seldom traveled by 3-year-old fillies.

  • Saratoga to Host First College Day

    Saratoga Race Course will welcome college students back to their favorite course this fall with the first ever College Day Sept. 4, featuring a host of prizes, giveaways and $1,000 scholarships to be awarded after each race by The New York Racing Association.

  • Bennett Scores 3,000th Training Victory

    Gerald Bennett, who 33 years ago won with the first horse he ever saddled at old Greenwood Race Track in Toronto, registered the 3,000th victory of his career Aug. 28 when Shegoestoeleven won in a photo finish in the eighth race at Presque Isle Downs.

  • Gigi Lacer and Gordon Burnette

    Inside Track: Great Scott

    A painting worth thousands left in the trash has since prompted a zeal-filled quest for Gordon Burnette to give acclaim to the long forgotten, but well-revered 19th century equine artist Thomas J. Scott.

  • Boastful Sires First Winner

    Stakes winner Boastful sired his first winner when his daughter Boastingmyrights won Aug. 27 at Charles Town.

  • Florida Gaming Compact Signed; May Change

    Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and the Seminole Tribe of Florida signed a gaming compact Aug. 31 that has some significant changes from a gaming law Crist and the Florida legislature approved earlier this year.

  • Predicting Equine Postoperative Infections

    <P>Inflammatory markers in horses' blood might tell veterinarians when the animals are at risk for adverse events after surgery. <P>"Monitoring the recovery of the patient closely in the postoperative period allows the surgeon to detect infection and other complications of the surgical procedure early, thus increasing the chance of successful treatment ...

  • 13 Fires Burning in California, Horse Evacuation Sites Available

    <P>It's fire season in California, where a shortage of rainfall has&nbsp;resulted in&nbsp;dry conditions. As of Monday evening, there were 13 fires burning throughout the state. <P>In Southern California, the Station Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Flintridge had already burned more than 100,000 acres and was only 5% contained as of Monday even...